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WSHL returning to Las Vegas with new Thunderbirds franchise

March 26th, 2019

Junior hockey is coming back to Nevada. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds will join the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), calling the SoBe Ice Arena its home rink. The Las Vegas Storm played in the WSHL during the 2014-15 season, while the Nevada Gamblers (1997-99) and Nevada Rattlers (2001-03) also called…

Vegas native Atchison learning, developing in WHL rookie season

February 25th, 2019

Last summer when the Spokane Chiefs signed Erik Atchison to a Western Hockey League (WHL) contract, Chiefs GM Scott Carter said the Las Vegas native impressed him at the team’s training camp to the point where signing the 2002 birth year was the only option. And now in the home stretch of the season, Atchison…

Nevada product Harris using ‘blazing speed’ at NCAA level

February 6th, 2019

The call of Minnesota’s Iron Range was too strong for Brendan Harris to resist. This despite the fact the sophomore center grew up in Nevada and spent six seasons playing youth hockey in California and junior hockey up the West Coast in Washington. Harris finds himself as a key cog on a Bemidji State team…

Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team to play prestigious Quebec event

February 5th, 2019

The beat goes on for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team. First, the squad won a regional Silver Stick championship in December (pictured). And recently, it was announced that the team will participate in the prestigious Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 13-24. This will mark the first time a Vegas Jr….

Faith Lutheran achieves Nevada high school hockey milestone

February 4th, 2019

History was made on Dec. 14 at City National Arena. That night, Faith Lutheran High School shut out the Utah Selects high school team 4-0 in front of a packed house at the Vegas Golden Knights’ practice facility. The team is coached by Pokey Reddick, a former pro player in Las Vegas and longtime youth…

Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team makes history at Silver Sticks

January 21st, 2019

Last month, the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team etched its name in the history books by becoming the first Pee Wee team from the program to win an International Silver Stick regional championship. And the Jr. Golden Knights did it in their home state, capturing the title at the Las Vegas Ice Center….

Jr. Golden Knights’ Magdon battling cancer, wants back on ice

January 4th, 2019

Colin Magdon has battled hockey players on the ice, and he and his family are now in an even larger battle in fighting leukemia. Magdon was playing this season for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 8U team. “He is a happy, intelligent, energetic and respectful seven-year-old boy,” reads a post on the Jr. Golden Knights…

Golden Knights’ sled hockey program taken under Zappos’ wing

January 3rd, 2019

It’s been well-documented over years that hockey is an expensive sport. Even sled hockey. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Back in early November, the Vegas Golden Knights announced that Zappos, an online shoe and clothing retailer based in Las Vegas, is now the presenting sponsor of the Golden Knights sled hockey team. As the presenting sponsor,…

Is Reno still a future landing spot for professional hockey?

December 3rd, 2018

As the success of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights has been well documented, might Reno be the next Nevada town to house professional hockey, potentially at the AHL or ECHL level? With five AHL teams in California and one in Arizona, the area is still ripe for hockey. In the ECHL, Idaho and Utah are…

Golden Knights broadcaster Gismondi pulling double duty coaching in Colorado

November 8th, 2018

This season, you’ll see Nick Gismondi on Vegas Golden Knights broadcasts. You’ll also see him on the ice helping coach the Colorado Thunderbirds’ 15U AAA team. As the suburban Detroit native puts it, “hockey has always been a huge part of my life, arguably the biggest part.” READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Gismondi filled in a…